Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Essie Navigate Her/Go Overboard Collection, Chanel Spring Collection,
Drugstore Nail Polish Haul
Bonjour lovelies~ I hope everyone is having an amazing week! This here is my recent accumulation of nail polishes. What can I say, I'm a nail polish junkie ^-^! All the various polish brands (Essie, China Glaze, OPI, etc) have been releasing their new collections for spring like crazy that it's hard to keep up! Some of these polishes are from the new Essie Navigate Her collection, Go Overboard collection, and some miscellaneous polishes. I ordered the Essie polishes from www.transdesign.com. I like to order from them because they carry all the major brands and are up-to-date on recent releases, not to mention the inexpensive prices. Essie retails for around $8-9CDN, but transdesign now sells them for $4.35! Shipping is a little expensive so I like to wait until I have a list of varnishes and then order in bulk. The new essie polishes are beautiful and I'm super excited to play around with all the colors ^-^. Enjoy the photos below and my first impressions of each color (I won't do reviews right now because I haven't had a chance to test them out yet).
(L-R): A Cut Above, Borrowed & Blue, To Buy Or Not To Buy, A Crewed Interest, Navigate Her
(L-R:) Play Date, Orange, Its Obvious, Go Overboard, Mesmerize
A Cut Above is a clear base filled with big and small, rose colored, hexagonal glitters. It's part of the Luxe Effects collection. I have a weakness for pinks and this is absolutely stunning! I like how it isn't a typical pink, but a unique rose shade that has a lot of depth to it. I don't own any other glitter like it. I think it'd look pretty on its own or over other polishes. It's pretty, girly, and pink... loves! ^-^
Borrowed and Blue is a light pastel baby blue cream. I forgot what collection this came out in, I think it was one of their wedding collections? I've been wanting it for a while and finally got around to getting it. It's such a cute shade. I love my pastels!
To Buy Or Not To Buy is a light lilac with hidden blue/pink/white microshimmers. This came out with the Navigate Her collection. It's a very pretty, delicate shade. I love the hidden microshimmer; it makes the color more unique. Although I heard when you apply it, the microshimmers virtually disappear. I'll have to try it out for myself.
A Crewed Interest is a light peach cream that came out with the Navigate Her collection. I'm super excited to wear this! I've been really into peaches, corals, and tangerines lately! It's a peach color that actually looks good on my skintone. I have the popular Peackykeen from China Glaze, and the color is so cute, but sadly it doesn't really go with my skintone. A perfect spring color, a must have I'd say ^-^!
Navigate Her is a pistachio green cream. It came out with the Navigate Her collection. Can I just say, I love this color?! It reminds me of green tea icecream!! If green tea icecream transformed into nail polish, this is how it would look. yummm nomnom ^-^. It looks adorable.
Play Date is a lavender cream. Came out with the Go Overboard collection. Super pretty, don't have any color like this in my collection. It's a bright but soft, cheery color that reminds me of spring and lavender flowers ^-^.
Orange, It's Obvious is an intense bright orange cream. Came out with the Navigate Her collection. This color is seriously hot stuff! Not neon but it's super bright and looks to be flattering on the nails. This is going to be my 'go to' color for summer!
Go Overboard is a teal cream that was released with the Go Overboard collection. Such a rich and luxurious shade! Looking at it reminds me of the sea, ocean, sailing, and all that good stuff. It looks stunning!
Mesmerize is an intense royal blue cream. I don't know what collection this is from but it's an older polish from Essie. I've been hunting for an intense, bright cobalt blue; not a navy, but a true royal blue! I think i've found it ^-^. I'll have to try it out but it seems perfect! OMG how good will this color look with some gold accessories?! *swoons* ^__~
I also picked up two out of the three nail polishes from Chanel's spring collection, May and June. Both are absolutely lovely!! I actually went on a bit of a hunt for June, as it sold out super quick! My first set of Chanel polishes ^0^!
Chanel 535 May Vernis is an insanely adorable baby barbie pink cream! I love the finish of the polish. It's almost a jelly; when it dries it has that squishy jelly look to it. So cute!! ^-^ It's also a very nice shade of pink that would work well across all skintones. Recommended if you love pinks!
Chanel 539 June Vernis is a light tangerine peach cream. This is a very popular color, sold out very quickly, and I can see why! The perfect color for spring, it's so fresh and cute! Reminds me of a tangerine sorbet ^-^
I bought some drugstore nail polishes in bright, fun colors that were very inexpensive! I really like Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro line of nail polishes and own a couple of them. I like the fatter brush as it allows you to achieve even coverage with less strokes. They also come in an assortment of pretty colors ^-^
370 Wild Orchid is a dusty lavender cream. In the bottle it looks very similar to Essie's Play Date but when swatched, it's more of a dusty, darker lavender.
310 Sunset Orange is a bright orange coral cream. Bright and fun! ^-^
Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed the haul and mini review/first impressions! ^-^
Till next time,